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nominated by president obama to be our ambassador to iraq. and i think all of us on the committee are pleased the president has nominated somebody of high caliber, great experience, who is our defense server vanessa the deputy chief of mission in baghdad for the year and previously served as ambassador to jordan and executive assistant to secretary of state, colin powell and condoleezza rice. while america's war has ended in iraq, the struggle for iraq's future obviously has not ended. the violence is down, but al qaeda and iraq remains a very deadly foe and iraq may not capture the jays today headlined. then no one should make the mistake to somehow come to a conclusion that iraq doesn't present extraordinary challenges. this administration has worked tirelessly to ensure that it doesn't become a forgotten front. we put in place a road mac on a browser to have issues. political, economic, educational, scientific and military. our bilateral partnership has potential to contribute, we believe to the stability in the middle east. but iraqi leaders have to decide for themselves what
of countries including yemen, somalia, and iraq. in particular al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is the group most likely we think to attempt attacks against the united states. we saw this in may with the disruption of an plot to take down an airliner. other groups such as the al qaeda in iraq, as well as militants based in pakistan all pose threats to our citizens and interests in those regions of the formed. -- world. we are also focused on threats poses by iran and hezbollah. iran remains the foremost state sponsor of terrorism over the world. over the past year the threat from iranian sponsored terrorism has increased. inside the united states we remain vigilant to prevent violent extremists from carrying out attacks in the name of al qaeda. this past week the f.b.i. arrest add chicago man after he tried to blow up a crowded bar in the city. a federal judge sentence add virginia man to 0 years in prison for plotting to bomb the u.s. capitol. these plots highlight the danger that al qaeda-inspired extremists pose to our country. beyond these threats we face a period of unrest and a period
'm saying he's responsible for failure in afghanistan and iraq. iraq is now disintegrating, al qaeda is coming back. we didn't leave a residual force in afghanistan, he overruled his military advisers on several occasions, including 30,000 instead of 40,000 for the surge and accelerated withdrawal dates and now we have a situation where taliban and our enemies know we are leaving, and the whole premise, was to train afghans to turn over these responsibilities to them, and leave. now how can we train and work with these people if so many them are killing americans we can't even train and operate with them? by that policy, it has been an abject failure. >> we'll talk more with senator mccain about domestic issues a bit later in the program. first, bob baer and fran townsend. fran, served as a member of the cia external advisory committee, and last month visited libya with her employer, mccannkancan forbes. he said that there were security concerns. >> we had a long conversation, especially with darna, to the east of benghazi, and he was aware of the increased threat. we talked about th
is responsible for the attacks in benghazi? >> no, he is responsible for our failure in afghanistan and iraq. we left iraq, and it is now disintegrating and al qaeda is coming back. we didn't leave a residual force, which we should have. and in afghanistan he overruled the military advisers on several occasions including 30,000 instead of 40,000 for the surge accelerating the withdrawal dates and now we have this situation where the taliban and our enemies know we are leaving and the whole premise was to train afghans in order that we could turn over these responsibilities to them and leave. now, how can we train and work with these people if so many of them are killing americans that we can't even train and operate with them? by that policy, has been an abject failure. >> we will talk with senator mccain about domestic issues, including the 47% statement. joining us now is fran townsend a cnn contributor who is a former cia security council advisory member. as i said, you met with ambassador stevens. he had told another source that he was on the al qaeda hit list, that there were security conce
? >> no, but i'm saying that he is responsible for our failure in afghanistan and iraq. we left iraq and it is now disintegrating and in afghanistan, oh overruled his advisers on several occasions. and now, we have this situation we are leaving and the whole premise was to train afghans in order that we could turn over these responsibilities to them. and now how can we train work with these people? so that prololicy has been a failure. >> we will talk more with senator mccain later on in the program. fran, as we mentioned serves as a member of the advisory comment. s committee. as i said, you met with ambassador stephens, he had told another source that he was on the al qaeda hit list and there were security concerns. >> you know we had a long conversation especially about darna and we talked about their increase in numbers and access to weapons. he suggested i go to bengazi. it was august 29th, less than two weeks before he was killed. the other thing worth mentioning, as senator mccain said to you, chris stephens was with the rebells and my take on the situation was that it was fra
was you're leaving, we're leaving iraq, we're leaving afghanistan, we have less of a desire to stay engaged in that region. and in that vacuum, clearly what has happened is that others have taken advantage of this situation. >> you probably know this news, but it's being reported. you said we're leaving iraq, you're right. iran is shuttling weapons to syria. >> there's no love lost between the government of nouri al maliki and the iranians. we have left iraq, they don't have the capability to defend their air space, even if they wanted to, we don't have a presence in there and they don't have the capability to do anything about it. so if iran wants to fly over their air space, we have left nothing behind to help them with that. >> given our unreliability as you put it, let me ask you, where do you go on the iranian nuclear bomb. suppose we wake up one morning and iran has a nuclear bomb. what would this administration do? do they have policies? two they have contingencies? what do you think their next step would be? >> they have been so focused on convincing the world that the irani
for possible discipline. iraq is denying reports it allowed iran to fly shipments of weapons and military personnel to in a the regime of syrian president bashar al-assad over iraq airspace. according to reuters, the transfers have been authorized under a deal between top iraqi and iranian officials. on wednesday, senator john kerry of massachusetts warned iraq the alleged flights could jeopardize u.s. aid. at the united nations, secretary-general ban ki-moon said syria would top the agenda at the general assembly in new york next week. >> every morning when i watch tv and images, whenever i see many people, particularly young children, who are affected by this, i could not start my day with a peace of mind. it really affects me deeply. as you know, and unfortunately, the government and opposition forces seem to be determined to see the end by military means. i think military means [indiscernible] it should be resolved through political dialogue. >> italy's top court has upheld the sentences of 23 cia operatives convicted of kidnapping a muslim cleric under the u.s. program of extraordina
, they were fighting that war alongside a second war in iraq. two of the longest wars in american history fought at the same time, by a population of troops that makes up less than 1% of the american population. think about that. we have put an incredible burden on a proportionately tiny sliver of our population. and they did not get to those wars on their own. they didn't start those wars. the government sent them to do that work, in our name, right? a grateful nation, and all that. well, now americans coming home from those wars have an unemployment rate that is 35% higher than the national rate of unemployment. everybody's having a hard time in this job market, right? but veterans coming home from these wars have been at war. they have been doing things at their job for their deployment that employers may not understand on a resume. kandahar and baghdad don't exactly easily compare to the other addresses that employers are seeing on people's application for work. so the unemployment rate for vets is significantly higher, 35% higher than it is for the rest of the country. but that disad
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should help south africa and iraq and asian countries so that we will be able to build up our future for our children. >> how won the fold goldfish beauty pageant? who cares. not like a fish did the slow wave. they are really all winners. that does it for us. another hour or 360 at 10:00 p.m. here is pierce morgan. >> tonight, in this corner romney depended the governor of virginia. battleground america one-on-one. tonight romney's 47% g axgaffe kelsey grammer life has been an endangered species. prescription for keeping america great. >> i think smaller government is a good idea. always have. lower taxes are a good idea. always have. >> this is "pierce morgan tonight". >> breaking news live pictures from miami mr. mitt romney is on stage. also breaking news from libya. the country's terrorism chief now says it was an attack. we begin with mitt romney he told and audience in atlanta that he believes in a redistribution of wealth and he does not. the tape came out with the president saying he believes in redistribution. i don't. i believe the way to lift people is not to take f
departments. the jobs reports show an 11% unemployment rate for veterans of iraq and afghanistan. more than 720,000 service members are out of work in this country. harry reid said they hit a new low by blocking the bill. patty murray said former troops are owed more than bumper stickers. a handful of republicans supported the bill, many in the party saw problems with the legislation. senator tom coburn of oklahoma said there was several job training programs under way. rand paul wanted to cut off egypt and pakistan. we'll talk to them on "morning joe." >>> the teacher's strike in chicago is over now. the city is facing a deeper crisis in the form of pension funds. "the new york times" explains how the chicago school district drained its reserves setting up a struggle to pay the teachers. it pays out $1 billion a year outpacing the cash it brings in. it could mean deep cuts to other services. rahm emanuel called for raising the retirement age. there was a rare moment of unity at the nation's capital to honor a woman fighting for human rights and democracy in her home country myanmar. aung s
to afghanistan and iraq. and the lfig has been known to send fighters to syria. bill: they were blaming the film for a time and apparently that will go to the wayside. how does the administration explain the disconnect of the explanation anything? >> reporter: after the head of the counterterrorism center confirmed at the open hearing this was a terrorist attack the white house spokesman two hours later seemed to struggle to explain why the so-called demonstrators brought rpg's and used mortgage tas -- mortars. >> as i said last week as our ambassador to the united nations said on sunday as i said the other day, based on what we know and now, and knew at the time, we have no evidence of a preplanned or premeditated attack. this however remains under investigation. >> reporter: but there is video shot by the reuters news service, you see it here, that is the night of the attack in benghazi. describes the men carrying rpg's as ex-rebels. there is no sign of a significant demonstration at this time. before benghazi was brand terrorism a u.s. intelligence official told fox that everything under inve
are a lot of the guys fighting in iraq? what is the migration about, fighting with al qaeda and then off shoot groups to move into libya? >> well, it is much more true in al qaeda than miz law mick -- than islamic megrab? >> why are a lot of people guys fighting in iraq, didn't they wind up moving into libya? >> that was more a west african organization. >> is al al qaeda still run by a central force? >> they get penetrated and who ever is playing that switchboard operator gets hit by a drone. it is a collection of affiliates that share a passion for violence and it is not as if they are sharing resources or anything. that is what they are getting right now. >> one last point on this. given what is happening in the mid east. clearly, a fundamentalist sees in the past, how dangerous is this right now? across the middle east. you are seeing this if al qaeda is still operating with these cells? >> i don't -- i think that this goes in a kind of sign wave and i believe there are rough moments ahead, but i don't believe that the embassy in cairo is going to be taken the way that our embassy in
organized force. we saw in iraq-- which is interesting-- is the islamist parties there also won the first election. they failed and then people demanded more multisectarian, less religious parties. whether egypt will go through that transition i don't know charlie. here's the one thing we do know about egypt, though, which is very important. iran is the story of political islam in power to buy off all the contradiction. saudi arabia is a story of political islam phenomenon pow with oil to buy off all the contradiction. egypt will be the first grand experiment of political islam in power in the arab world without oil. and therefore you can see that tension right now. i mean, basically, you know, obama calls morsi and says "what's going on inside our m.b.a. baahsy? we're trying to figure out whether to give you a billion dollars in debt relief and that's not ing to happen if you guys burn dour our embassy." and he's torn. my constituents, my party wants me to be on the top of the embassy raising the islamic flag and meanwhile i beter get this billion dollars from the americans. so that tens
the u.s. should help the u.s. or should help south africa and it should help iraq and the asian countries so that we will be able to build up our future for our children. >> thank you very much. >> yeah, i know she has moved on, but i haven't. so who won the goldfish beauty pageant? who cares. it is not like one fish did the >>> good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, the r word. it's become sort of a four-letter word for some, but >> he favors redistribution. >> he believes in redistribution. >> it's known as redistribution. >> the word takes on different meaning for different people. here is mitt romney's definition. i know there are some people who believe that if you simply take from some and give to others that we'll all be better off. it's known as redistribution. it's never been a characteristic of america. >> okay. this word didn't come out of nowhere, of course, because mitt romney was taking a jab at president obama. a 1998 clip of then state senator barack obama has surfaced on the drudge report. he spoke at a loyola university conference and made this pitch. for
u.s. -- or should help south africa and should help the iraq and the asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future. >> thank you verymuch. >> yeah, i know she's moved on, but i haven't. who won the goldfish beauty pageant? who cares. no, i don't actually know. there were a bunch of categories. not one fish did a tearful slow wave, as far as we're concerned, they really are all winners. that's it for us. thank you for watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts next. >>> next, the r word. what president obama is accused of doing. but wouldn't mitt romney do it, too? plus, republicans think they can gain control of the senate. doesn't add up. and she called 911 screaming for help, but two days later, her family found her dead. now, they're suing for justice. they are "outfront" tonight. let's go. >>> good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, the r word. it's become sort of a four-letter word for some, but for other, something wonderful. you've heard it all day. redistribution. >> he favors redistribution. >> he believes in redistribution. >> it's known as redistrib
embassy. in iraq, the prime minister speaking out today. he condemned the anti-islam web video and he urged sunnis and shia's to unite. these protests led to the murder of ambassador stevens. this commando style attack is directly tied to al qaeda and they say a former guantÁnamo bay detainee may be the driving force behind the terrorist attack. jay carney today made an omission. he said, i think, self-evident that what happened in benghazi was a terror attack. an admission from the administration. this administration the victim of a terrorist attack on the 11th anniversary of september 11 attacks and the obama campaign spokesman, ben labolt suggested there are no plans for the president to update the nation on the investigation of that attack and those murders and the rage throughout the muslim world. president obama today commenting on the anti-islam youtube video. >> what we have seen over the past week and a half is something that we have seen in the past. where there is an offensive video or cartoon directed at the prophet muhammad, and this is obviously something that is used a
-- at the height -- of the iraq war. in fact, even after the automatic cuts, the united states will still count for 40% of all military spending in the world. 40% of all the military spending is by our country. i promise you, we're going to make sure that america keeps the strongest defense in the world. but as a former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, one of the most sobering moments i've had in this body, i'm sitting on the armed services committee and i had been learning like you and everybody else, madam president, about the dangers we face around the world and the threat to the uplgs. the question -- threat to the united states of america. the question was asked to admiral mike mullen, what is the greatest threat america faces. he didn't hesitate, didn't waiver. i'm thinking i'm going to hear about the problems we have, iraq, afghanistan and on and on. he said the debt of this nation is the greatest threat we face as america. he wasn't worried about another military might. he wasn't worried about another terrorist attack. he was worried about us coming apart from within. that was per
we saw in iraq for the gentleman who was responsible for the kidnapping and killing of five soldiers. the iraqis and released him, as well. you see failed policies coming from this administration about foreign policy detain epolicy and on national security. >> he was released in 2007. not during this administration. but i'm curious wouldn't you have expected that we would have monitored him? >> you are absolutely supposed to be tracking him. having spent two and a half years in afghanistan we had many individuals who came out of guantanamo and out to the battlefield. the rate of residism is quite high. once again greta, on 9/11 you are supposed to have a tight end sense of security and preparedness all across the globose that's a time when the radical islamists are going to look for a weakness and exploit it. all the indicator showed there was something leading up to the event that was happening. including five or six attacks in benghazi. >> there was some question whether the u.s. had a warning or not. i actually am sort of dismiss i have of that. i don't think you need to have some
islamists. >> we have seen instances in iraq a afghanistan and pakistan, where former detainees have been involved in planning, and executing attack against americans. against american abroad. this is a big concern. >> reporter: the libyan has known ties to the training network that date to 1993. his name was also found on the laptop of el hasawi, aed money man for the 9/11 plot now awaiting his military trial. former spokesman at guantanamo under the bush administration says about one in three detainees who are transferred out of the camp returned to the battlefield. >> these things never left guantanamo, but the reason they left we have pressure from the democrats in congress, including then senator obama and the national community. >> speaking to reporters this morning, secretary of state clinton said she is expanding the investigation. >> the team from the f.b.i. reached libya this week. iill advice congress also i am launching a accountability review board. that will be chaired by ambassador thomas pickerring. >> later in the day, members of congress briefed by clinton and the direct
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iraq. which is difficult to get. i'll get it tomorrow when i talk about romney. to end on positive thing, my nationals, the national league nationals are now number one and have the beg record in baseball. >> >>> hello. i am greg gutfeld. now to andyly. andy levy. fry france closes embassies in arab and muslim countries after a newspaper pushes cartoons of a naked mohamed. the shocking story that shockingly isn't that shocking anymore. and a navy submarine commander tries to get out of a relationship by faking his own death. i think we can assume from the fact we are reporting on this it didn't go all that well. and finally, lyndsay lohan arrested. not really sure this is news anymore. greg? >> thanks, andy. >> you becha. >> did you catch "the five" earlier? >> i did not. still don't know what that is. >> it got crazy. it got a little heated. >> what is it? >> get out! let's welcome our guests. she is so sharp she is not allowed to ride hot air balloons. i am here with the awesome mtv vijah and now a correspondent. and a contributor to reason.com and reason .tv. and if musical gen
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